Tag: Coconut Milk

Pulut Inti

Pulut Inti

Looking at these beautiful pictures of Pulut Inti, a decadent Nyonya kuih, it suddenly dawned to me that I haven’t had pulut inti for the longest time. Pulut inti was my late grandmother’s favorite Nyonya kuih. When I was growing up, there was this Benggali/Punjabi kuih hawker (he would carry his kuih container on top of his turban) who came…

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Kaya Recipe (Nyonya Coconut and Egg Jam)

Kaya Recipe (Nyonya Coconut and Egg Jam)

Siew Loon and I will be starting a pao/bao (steamed buns) series on Nyonya Food. We are kicking it off with a kaya recipe (Nyonya coconut and egg jam), and then follow with kaya pao/bao (kaya steamed buns), and a couple more scrumptious bao recipes. Whenever I am home in Penang, I love ordering various types of puffy and pillowy…

Kuih Bangkit

Kuih Bangkit

My contributor Siew Loon is baking up a storm for Chinese New Year and today she is sharing a traditional Chinese New Year cookie recipe: kuih bangkit. I remember many childhood days when I helped my family making this goodies. For other Chinese New Year recipes, don’t forget to check out my posts at Rasa Malaysia: soy sauce chicken, ginger…

Otak-Otak (Nyonya Fish Custard Wrapped with Banana Leaves)

Otak-Otak (Nyonya Fish Custard Wrapped with Banana Leaves)

Otak-otak. Otak-otak! The mere mention of otak-otak and the visual picture of perfectly steamed and moist fish custard wrapped with banana leaves often sets my mouthwatering. Otak-otak is a classic Nyonya dish—brightly flavored with various aromatic herbs, exotic spices, and infused with the sweet fragrance of rich coconut milk. In Southeast Asia, there are variations of fish custard in the…

Bubur Cha-Cha

Bubur Cha-Cha

Bubur Cha-Cha is probably one of the more well-known Nyonya desserts, so much so that they are commonly found in Hong Kong/Cantonese-style cafes. Even here in the United States, I can find it on the menu of some Asian cafes as Nanyang Bubur Cha-Cha or 南洋摩摩喳喳. Nanyang means “south of sea,” generally known as Southeast Asia in Chinese…

Bee Koh Moy/Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Sticky Rice Dessert)

Bee Koh Moy/Bubur Pulut Hitam (Black Sticky Rice Dessert)

Nyonya and Peranakan are known to have sweet tooth; their penchant for everything sweet is most pronounced in their skills in making very delicate, sinfully sweet, and utterly delightful Nyonya kuih—local sweet cakes that are eaten throughout the day—and many decadent desserts. My mother was the biggest sweet tooth in my family. She loved sticky-sweet foods and was notorious in my…